Hybrid Working

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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The wellbeing of our University community is our priority. During the current situation with coronavirus Covid-19, please remain calm and follow the advice and precautions published on the University web pages and associated communications.

Please note that these guidelines will be updated to reflect the Government and University guidelines relating to the lifting of restrictions from 19 July 2021


Hybrid Working is the term that refers to a blended approach of working location that we will be using during the interim phase (expected to be fully in place by 1 September 2021) where staff will be expected to spend some time on campus following national lockdowns (whilst still observing social distancing that uphold safety and minimise the spread of Covid-19) and some time working remotely where it is not essential to be on campus all of the time.

Hybrid working guidelines have been prepared to help managers plan for a return to campus, balancing operational requirements and social distancing restrictions. These guidelines are applicable to all job families whilst will continue to limit the amount of time spent on campus for roles where it is not essential to be on campus all the time. For these staff it is, therefore, likely to be necessary to continue to spend part of their week working remotely.

Continuing to limit the numbers on campus at any one time will also:

  1. Ease the burden on facilities (eg public transport, catering, toilets) and maximise the available space and services for student-facing and research related activities and services.
  2. Allow the Covid-secure procedures to continue to operate effectively.
  3. Continue to support the wellbeing of our staff and students.
  4. Further reduce the opportunity for transmission of the infection from the external environment.

Hybrid Working Guidelines for Managers

Hybrid Working Guidelines for Employees

Managing Performance in a Hybrid Working Environment

Our HR team is here to support you on a confidential case-by-case basis and can provide specific advice and guidance.


See also our advice for managers - HR processes during COVID-19 pandemic


Supporting the return to campus

The Return to Operations - HR Guide has been updated to include information and the necessary steps to facilitate the return to campus for staff. Managers should refer to these guidelines to support planning the return to campus with their staff.

Kevin Ellis - Bridging the Gap: Learning lessons as we transition to a 'new normal' way of working

You might find the recording of this event organised by the Leadership and Management Academy useful. Here Kevin Ellis, Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC, shares his insights about how he is supporting 22,000 staff across the UK to adapt to a new hybrid way of working. It lasts for one hour, you will need to be a member of University staff to view this video.

Kevin Ellis - Bridging the Gap: Learning lessons as we transition to a 'new normal' way of working


Last edited Jul 16, 2021